VIDEO: Violence & Silence — Jackson Katz at TEDx


In a recent TEDx Talk, author and acclaimed anti-violence educator Jackson Katz made a compelling case for confronting violence against women as a men’s issue.

Katz, creator of MEF’s Tough Guise, is a pioneer in gender violence prevention. He’s co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which uses an innovative “bystander approach” Katz created to challenge men to think critically about their own role in perpetuating violence against women. Katz has used this approach in extensive work with the NFL, the NCAA, and the US military.

Katz also collaborated on the MEF films Spin the Bottle and Wrestling with Manhood, and appeared most recently in Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s award-winning documentary MissRepresentation.

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